"What Apps Do You Use as Part of Your Job?"

Red Bull's Simon Keshishian is one of five CLM fellows and members who answered this month's question.

May 21, 2013 Photo

“Apps I use daily include Dropbox, iAnnotatePDF, TranscriptPad, and Dictamus. Also, the 2012 CLM annual conference app was fantastic. It allowed us to have the schedule, all handouts and speaker bios, the hotel map, and the attendee list at our fingertips...literally.”

1. Tad Eckenrode, Managing Principal, Eckenrode-Maupin. CLM Member since 2011.


“I use Dropbox to share and edit my documents seamlessly across my smartphone, desktop, and tablet device in the cloud. I use TripIt to ‘auto-magically’ import and organize my various travel itineraries and add them to my calendar.”

2. Simon Keshishian, Director of Risk Management, Red Bull. CLM Fellow since 2010.


“The apps I use most are Weather Channel or Forecast Now, Google Maps, Where’s My Truck (to find where a USF truck is delivering), USF Customer Locator (to find a good customer restaurant), Dropbox, and Uber.”

3. Dorothy Capers, Assoc. General Counsel, U.S. Foodservice. CLM Fellow since 2012.


“The LinkedIn app helps me connect with my peers and keeps me involved in discussions relevant to the commercial insurance industry.”

4. Tim Sinyak, General Manager, SalvageSale. CLM Fellow since 2012.


“Apps that maximize time and turn my phone into a multi-function device are beneficial. I use Voice Recorder, Pitch Gauge, and Deltek to bill my time. I’m researching apps that integrate with Xactimate to diagram and measure a loss.”

5. Brad Sharp, Executive General Adjuster, McLarens Young International. CLM Fellow since 2011.



Year in which smartphone owners became the majority of mobile phone users for the first time.
Source: Nielsen



The number of Android apps available in Google Play.

Source:  AppBrain



Percent of enterprise contact info predicted to leak into Facebook via employee mobile device apps by 2017.

Source: Gartner


40 Billion

Total number of Apple customer app downloads, 20 billion in 2012 alone.

Source: Apple, Inc.



Percent of affluent app users who view brands with mobile apps more favorably.

Source: Luxury Institute

About The Authors
Bevrlee J. Lips

Bevrlee J. Lips was managing editor of Claims Management magazine (now CLM Magazine) from January 2012 until March 2017.  blips@claimsadvisor.com

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